I usually use LyX to prepare lecture notes, course summaries, etc. The reason I use LyX and not LaTex directly is twofold -
- I usually need to type in real time - summing a lecture. I think for this I'd still need LyX.
- I write all these documents in Hebrew, and it seems to me that writing Hebrew documents with LaTeX will be a real pain (different direction of text, etc.).
So I'm looking to solve #2 - have you ever used LaTeX for a right-to-left language effectively? What IDEs support this? What do you do when you need to write a document in such a language?